"Wow, were we wrong in our perceptions!" I exclaimed to my partner who is also from the USA. He was as embarrassed as I was at our obvious stereotypes. As I listened to the presenters, I realized that people from all over the world made the same mistakes and shared similar perceptions. This moment was life changing for me. "
We are our students’ role models. We want to be the best role model we can be! We can when we take the time to reflect, change what is not working or what we don’t like, and grow from the experience.
When fear is the motivator, moral development stops, emotional scars are embedded in the soul, and behavior is ‘good’ only until fear can be escaped.
Obstacles to Overcome when Raising Strong Adolescent Girls
Stop blaming the state of our youth on the next guy. Stop saying it can't happen to my kid, or in my town, or in my state. Ask yourself what you can do. Don't even consider that you can do nothing. That's not an acceptable response if you want the violence to stop.